Monthly Archives: March 2015

Story Writing Exercises 580: Tuesday 31st March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

580 clock 915122Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: charge, hard, work, somebody, remains
  2. Random: the team’s on a high
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Unluckiest Man

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Story Writing Exercises 579: Monday 30th March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

579 father daughter 876971Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: desire, charge, call, picked, personal
  2. Random: redecorating the spare room
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character is about to enter an unfamiliar building

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Story Writing Exercises 578: Friday 27th March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

578 doors 927109Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: succeed, bend, encriminate, there, rules
  2. Random: without something familiar
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: passion

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Story Writing Exercises 577: Thursday 26th March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

577 dollars 914634Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: couple, family, every, get, day
  2. Random: a euphoric moment
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: policeman (character 1), dog (ch.2), dog (object), police station (location), unsympathetic (trait), the dog appears (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 576: Wednesday 25th March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

576 cat ladder 867799Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: water, treatment, personal, drawn, emotion
  2. Random: write about yourself
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Getting so close…

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Story Writing Exercises 575: Tuesday 24th March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

575 boy 876971Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: united, plans, pipe, reservoir, route
  2. Random: a glass of orange juice
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: 2022

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Story Writing Exercises 574: Monday 23rd March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

574 canoe_01 924811Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: may, billing, point, south, shy
  2. Random: a wet day
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character is watering the garden

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Story Writing Exercises 573: Friday 20th March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: underneath, rules, breakfast, doing, forty
  2. Random: building a world
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: understand

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Story Writing Exercises 572: Thursday 19th March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

572 Golden Weaver 929637Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: import, appalling, back-up, persuade, shop
  2. Random: picking a shelf
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: sci-fi writer (character 1), crime writer (ch.2), pint of beer (object), writing festival (location), angry (trait), arguing over genre (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 571: Wednesday 18th March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

571 cabin 871457Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: force, in, days, keep, witness
  2. Random: in custody
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Trying to hold on…

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Story Writing Exercises 570: Tuesday 17th March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

570 waterfall 937677Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: cover, virtually, hated, rating, unrealistic
  2. Random: based on a true story
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: The Following

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Story Writing Exercises 569: Monday 16th March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

569 thoughtful blonde 930658Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: swim, dog, stick, time, under
  2. Random: ginger-haired boy
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Your character is confused about a new relationship

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Story Writing Exercises 568: Friday 13th March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

568 ships 930207Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fearing, day, pill, sleep, sometimes
  2. Random: shocked and paused
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: united

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Story Writing Exercises 567: Thursday 12th March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

567 plant 871987Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: prisoner, café, cage, controlled, service
  2. Random: a Twitter exchange
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: cricketer (character 1), umpire (ch.2), cricket ball (object), field (location), angry (trait), wrong decision (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 566: Wednesday 11th March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

566 owl 899840Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: smile, headache, ash, radical, place
  2. Random: A stranger in a strange home
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: As the man hit…

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Story Writing Exercises 565: Tuesday 10th March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

565 eye spy 886225Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fallout, political, speak, mum, mind
  2. Random: what happened at school
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Drug Driving

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Story Writing Exercises 564: Monday 9th March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

564 dog 927246Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: become, fight, sweet, another, known
  2. Random: North London
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is preparing an email to someone new

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Story Writing Exercises 563: Friday 6th March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

563 cool 908412Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: calls, telepathic, dog, sad, relationship
  2. Random: not passing a test
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: twice

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Story Writing Exercises 562: Thursday 5th March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

562 baubel 896762Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: kids, distance, Jodie, reality, coming
  2. Random: really tired
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Mixed bag: judge (character 1), defendant (ch.2), piece of paper (object), courtroom (location), impatient (trait), something’s unclear (dilemma)

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Story Writing Exercises 561: Wednesday 4th March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

561 wet tree 927280Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: true, here, colours, snooze, three
  2. Random: lying on the sofa
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: When asking for…

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Story Writing Exercises 560: Tuesday 3rd March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

560 venice 921330Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: help, something, baby, got, away
  2. Random: thank goodness
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Overdue

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Story Writing Exercises 559: Monday 2nd March

Here are your four story exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one. When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

559 typewriter 858161Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: funny, about, little, how, snack
  2. Random: an owl in the garden’s tree
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monday Monologue: Your character is annoyed with their partner

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